CSA Box #11

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The Second Last Box!

Enjoy the bounty while it lasts – next week is our last CSA week! We can hardly believe how fast this summer zipped by!

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Party at Ripple Farm this Saturday!

Please join us on Saturday, September 20th from 2-4 for iced tea, a farm tour and lolling about in the waning sun. Bring a blanket to sit on – treats and tea will be provided. Maybe some musicians will show up with guitars and music will happen!

What’s in the share this week?

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Tart grapes!
  • Bok choi
  • Kale
  • Celeriac
  • Giant carrots
  • Jalapeños

What the heck is celeriac?

I’m a celeriac maniac. It’s true and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Celeriac is celery’s more sophisticated cousin. It has all the savoury deliciousness of celery, but is more mellow, tender. Overall, celeriac is the more sauve of the two variations.

It looks weird though. That snergelly root in your share this week? Celeriac. Don’t be fooled by appearances, this root vegetable will rock your world. Wash it well and mince, grate or chop it and sautée with garlic and onion and add to any dish!

You can find celeriac on WTF is this Vegetable! And there are lots of recipes there. Ours are kind of mini, so if nothing else, just grate it up and throw it on a salad or sautée it up!

Recipe: Soy Jalapeño Sauce

So, this recipe is a compliment to the tasty veggies in your share this week. An easy meal plan: make up a pot of rice. Steam or sautée a bunch of the veggies provided. Layer rice and veg in a bowl and smother in this delicious sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water or stock
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, tamari or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower or grapeseed oil
  • 2-5 jalapeño peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp organic cornstarch (certified organic = no GMO corn!)

Directions:

In a small blender, whiz up all the ingredients. Heat up in a small saucepan to a gentle simmer. Allow to simmer for a few minutes, turn off heat, and serve hot on top of delicious steamed veggies and rice!